'Orphanage Sunday," November 23 LIST OF ORPHANAGES AND SUPERINTENDENTS Baptist Orphanage — Rev. M. L. Kesler, Thomasville. Methodist Orphanage — Rev. A. S. Barnes, Raleigh. Presbyterian Orphanage — Jos. B. Johnston, Barium Springs. Methodist Orphanage— Rev. C. A. Wood, Winston-Salem. Thompson Orphanage— Rev. W. H. Wheeler, Charlotte. Methodist Protestant Home— H. A. Garrett, High Point. Christian Orplmnage— Charles D. Johnston, Elon College. Oxford Orphan Asylum— R. L. Brown, Oxford. Odd Fellows Home— Charles H. Warren, Goldsboro. Eleida Orphanage— Rev. Lucius B. Compton, Asheville. Pythian Home — C. W. Pender, Clayton. •Children's Home Society — J. J. Phoenix, Greensboro. Nazareth Orphan's Home—Vf. H. McNairy, Crescent. Falcon Orplianage — J. A. Culbreth, Falcon. Free-WiU-Baptist Home — C. G. Pope, Middlesex. Nazareth Orphanage — Rev. George A. Woods, Nazareth. Mountain Orphanage — R. D. Bedinger, Balfour. Grandfather Orphanage — J. M. Holcombe. Banner Elk. St. Ann's Home — Sister Mary Claire, Belmont. Alexander Home — Mrs. L. Brown McKoy, Cor. Sec, Char- lotte. •Wright Refuge — Miss Alice Pirie, Durham. Juvenile Relief Home — Mrs. George Norflcet, Winston- Salem. Memorial Industrial School — Rev. W. J. Poindexter (Col.), Winston-Salem. Orphan Home (Col.) — Henry P. Cheatham, Oxford. •Child-placing institutions. Ck3(,a.n N$7o y ITCH ELL PIINTIMa CO.. IALEICH LITTLE ONE HAS A WORD "/ am the Future, for in me there lies What through the ages our land shall be; Ycl irhul I am is irhat you are to me — / am the question to which you make replies." THE helplessness of the child makes a uni- versal .Hid powerful appeal. Only the heart in which the spirit of the Master does not dwell is untouched by this appeal. If you want to know whether your heart is in the right place, seriously inquire of yourself how near you can approach, In a Christian spirit, a fatherless and homeless little child. Have you ever felt the thrill and the warmth of heart that comes when the weak hand of the little child smuggles Into yours on a dark night, or in a strange place? If you have, this message will appeal to you. If not, it is "sweetness wasted on the desert air." When the Good Master wauled to teach men a lesson in trust and in faith, and in child-like Innocency, lie set a little child in their midst and said : "Inasmuch as ye do it unto one of the least hi' these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me." On many occasions during His ministry among men the Master referred tenderly to the care ami protection of children, shall we. then. Offer an apology for bringing again the needs of the fathi I'less and motherless children of North Carolina in the attention of the people at Thanksgiving? The farmer plants his seed for the harvest he expects I" realize. The Orphan homes of the Slate arc planning for a harvest of the race. Shall we give to growing children that degree of cue and attention the farmer expends upon the pianis from which he exacts an abundant yield (if golden grain? Shall wo have a part in build- ing for the future? Shall we grow patriots for the coming years? In order that more adequate equipment and BUPPOri may l»' provided for our pal riol-making agencies. | he orphan homes, the "One Day-for- the-Orphana" movement was started, calling 'Orphanage Sunday," November 28 upon all our people to add to the stream of regu- lar contributions a special Thanksgiving offering equal to a day's income. Hitherto, this request has met with a generous response. It has en- listed our people of all creeds and classes in beautiful cooperation for the support of a needed civic and Christian philanthropy. The need of the orphan homes is still urgent, and every citizen of the State is asked to co- operate in the movement to save from degen- eracy and help train for good citizenship the most exposed children in the world? How can you do this? How can you so give that your charity will reach directly to the home- less orphan? A list of these splendid institutions appears on the last page of this pamphlet. Every one of them is worthy of your support. You are asked to forward to one of these a special Thanks- giving offering. A day's wage, or the income of a day, "is suggested — more if you can, less if you can do no better. And, remember, you are asked to do this in the name of Him who said. "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." It is for His unfortunates this appeal is made. To the liberal giver it will bring happiness and contentment; and the liberal contributor is the individual who gives in the right spirit, be It much or little. "For God loveth a cheerful giver." Winter, with its cold, its sufferings, and Its privations for many, Is approaching. Can we allow a single orphan child in our great Com- monwealth to lack for food, for clothes, or for knowledge that will enable that child to become a useful citizen, and that will direct its steps into the ways of pleasantness and peace? Raymond Robbins once said, "The greatest hope for the world lies in the fact that there is it new generation born three times in every cen- tury." Three times in every hundred years God gives us a new generation of children to teach ami Id lead into the paths and the ways of His 'Orphanage Sunday," November 2Z family. And we are admonished to "train up a child in the way he should go. and when he is old he will not depart from it." Let us take God at His word and train up the new generation to be true and honest and worthy men and women. Then we may confidently hope for and have reason to expect that the boys and girls of Today will become the splendid men and women so necessary for Tomorrow. Ton can help by entering into the spirit of this me- from the North Carolina Orphan Association. which asks you to help gladden the lives of hundreds of fatherless and motherless children now under the fostering care of the fine orphan homes located in various sections of our pro- gressive State. Make your offering on or about Thanksgiving Day. Make it on the basis of your earning capacity of a single day. Make it through your church, or lodge, or send direct to the orphanage of your choice. Make it. remembering that thousands of others are with you in this move- ment. Make it. if you will, with the prayer that our orphan children may be led into the larger life here and the life eternal hereafter. Make it with the wish that the next Thanksgiving may be the gladdest and best ever observed in North Carolina. M. I* Shipman. W. A. Graham. Stacet W. Wade. Annie Travis. J. W. Bailey, Mart G. Shotwtll. J. R. Young, Committee. Raleigh, N. C. 1924 Rotarians, Kiwanians. Civitans. Lions. Red Deer, and other civic organizations are respectfully requested to cooperate in this movement by bringing the matter to the attention of members at their weekly luncheons during the month of November. Church and fraternal societies are espe- cially invited to join heartily in the effort to advance this worthy cause.